DOT Plans Sweep To Remove Illegally Placed Campaign Signs

first_imgAlaska statutes and regulations address unauthorized signs both within and along the state’s public rights-of-way including parked vehicles displaying such signs and signs on private property. Though the boundaries of the public rights-of-way are not always easily determined on the ground, the laws prohibit all unauthorized signs legible from the traveled way. Heather Fair, Statewide Right-of-Way Chief with DOT: “Signs placed within the state’s public right-of-ways are prohibited, in addition signs legible from the travelway are prohibited by federal and state statute.”   FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Due to an increase in calls regarding illegally placed campaign signs, the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) will be hiring three part time employees to help with a sign removal sweep.center_img Not only are all signs placed in the state right-of-way illegal but also signs visible from a state road are prohibited, even if they’re on private property. The owner of an illegally placed sign or the people placing illegal signs are subject to a $50 fine per sign collected during the DOT sweep.last_img

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